What do you do when your friend is complete polar opposites on parenting?
We are complete polar opposites! I co-sleep, co-bathe, No infant ear piercings, No daycare, I am VERY pro breastfeed unless there is a medical reason (my son had a tounge tie), Natural Medical free birth, Non Vaxing, I am against CIO (Cry it out), NonCirc and I am 110% for NATURAL medication before Doctors and I very much believe that Woman should spend the first 5 years of their childs (my son is almost 2yr old now) lifes taking care of them not in daycare or being care for by some else (excluding those that have to work ect), and I worked very hard to keep our little family together through the hard times*... I one of those kinda mummies... I am passionate about it but I DO NOT force my veiws on her or anyone else.
but My friend is the opposite her DD has been in daycare since 5 months old (shes now 7 months), she does CIO (Cry it out), Formula fed, No co-sleeping or bathing, has her ears pierced, Vaxed, doesn't use organic baby stuff uses the mainstream stuff, Hasn't got the same ummm attachment?? Parenting like I have, she can leave her baby for hours and not stress about it..
I guess In every way we are different! there is nothing we have in common with parenting now we both have kids and its taking its toll...
She thinks I should put my son in daycare for the social side and theres no way I will do that because I dont have to and I think she sees that as a "Im better then you" attack but it really is I don't work and I am at home so I will care of my son (She isnt working either).
I usually keep my mouth shut when I know it something I disagree with but Its really putting a toll on our relationship and its as if its now its a competition with who can raise a child better with different parenting skills... can I add we aren't competing but it just FEELS that way and I don't want that!